The Future of Technology Careers

Is it even possible to do long term career planning in technology given the incredibly rapid pace of change in our field? It certainly is. This course will show you how.
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(480)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 7, 2020
Duration
2h 26m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(480)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 7, 2020
Duration
2h 26m
Description

What will your career be like a decade from now? Many of us don't even ask this question. But if you don't plan for the future the chances of your future being one that you like becomes a matter of luck. Your future is far too important to rely just on luck. In this course, The Future of Technology Careers, you'll gain an understanding of the forces that drive technology careers - innovation, obsolescence, and economics. You'll learn how to see beyond marketing hype to anticipate the likely success of a given technology. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and understanding needed to apply long term planning to your career even though you can't predict the future.

About the author
About the author

Dan Appleman is a well known author, software developer, and speaker. Currently the CTO of Full Circle Insights, he is the author of numerous books, ebooks, and online courses on various topics (technology and other). His latest book is "Advanced Apex Programming" - advancedapex.com Personal Website http://danappleman.com.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
[Autogenerated] Hi, everyone. My name is Dan Appleman and welcome to my course the future of technology careers. There is no such thing as a stagnant technology career, at least not one that is successful. Things change too quickly, and we have to adapt. In my own career, I've gone from C two C plus plus two visual Basic and C sharp, the JavaScript to Apex from DOS to Windows to dot net to sail sports and professionally, from hardware engineer to programmer to manager, the entrepreneur adding author along the way. Early on in my career, those changes were accidental, driven by the opportunities at hand. Only later did they become deliberate and strategic. That's what this course is about. It's about being able to predict the future of technology and how you can prepare to adapt. It may sound impossible, but as you'll find with a little bit of imagination and some cold calculations, you really can prepare for the unknown. In this course, you'll learn that predicting the future isn't just a matter of assessing the potential of different technologies. You learn about the underlying economics that drives technology adoption and, more important, that drives career opportunities for various technologies, you'll learn how to assess the potential impact of global economics on your career. You'll explore how to balance short term tactics with long term strategic planning and how to align them with your personal goals, and you'll discover that expecting the unexpected is a real thing and how to do it. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how you, too, can predict the future of technology careers here. Plural site.